The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Docklands, London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 12 12 15
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Contract jobs citing QA 3 9 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Docklands, London 4.69% 8.57% 7.80%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.50% 60.00% 68.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 9
Average daily rate £518 £480 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% -16.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £325 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £584 £550 £608
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.97 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+17.75% +83.62%
QA
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the Docklands, London region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Docklands, London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
8 15 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Docklands, London 12.50% 14.29% 11.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 17
Average daily rate £518 £550 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.90% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £325 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £620
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £25.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+70.00% +45.77%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Docklands, London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Docklands, London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Docklands, London

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Docklands, London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA across the Docklands, London region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in Docklands, London

QA
Daily Rate Histogram in Docklands, London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Docklands, London region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Docklands, London

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in Docklands, London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Docklands, London region.

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Docklands, London

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Docklands, London

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Docklands, London region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA.

1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 4 (44.44%) Banking
2 4 (44.44%) Project Management
2 4 (44.44%) Investment Banking
3 3 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (33.33%) Degree
4 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
4 2 (22.22%) CheckPoint
4 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 2 (22.22%) MS Visio
4 2 (22.22%) Asset Management
4 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) Change Management
4 2 (22.22%) Test Management
4 2 (22.22%) Change Control
4 2 (22.22%) Coaching
5 1 (11.11%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (11.11%) SDLC
5 1 (11.11%) Records Management
5 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
5 1 (11.11%) User Stories
5 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
5 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
5 1 (11.11%) Process Improvement
5 1 (11.11%) Ajax

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Docklands, London by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Docklands, London region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (22.22%) MS Visio
3 1 (11.11%) MS Project
3 1 (11.11%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 4 (44.44%) Banking
2 4 (44.44%) Investment Banking
3 1 (11.11%) Financial Institution
3 1 (11.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Financial Services Project Manager
2 2 (22.22%) IT Manager
2 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Compliance Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Information Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) IT Risk Manager
3 1 (11.11%) IT Services Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Legal Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Test Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) PMO Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) PMO Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Release Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Risk Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Ajax
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) Credit Risk
2 1 (11.11%) Market Risk
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Metrics
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Project Management
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) Asset Management
2 2 (22.22%) Change Control
2 2 (22.22%) Change Management
2 2 (22.22%) Coaching
2 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
2 2 (22.22%) Test Management
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Business Development
3 1 (11.11%) Information Management
3 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Process Improvement
3 1 (11.11%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
3 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
3 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) User Stories
3 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) CheckPoint
2 1 (11.11%) Citrix